How on-vehicle images can be used to fill in gaps from roadside cameras and provide greater insights to DOT’s

Vizzion has an exclusive partnership with one of the largest connected dashcam providers in North America to provide live imagery collected as vehicles pass through designated fixed locations called hotspots. Vizzion’s network of internet connected vehicles and hotspot locations is expanding year over year, with now over 60,000 commercial vehicles and 200,000 hotspot locations across North America. Vizzion’s widespread coverage of hotspots provides transportation agencies and DOTs with insights into road and traffic data that isn’t accessible through their existing traffic camera network, and regardless of their jurisdiction. Vizzion’s hotspot coverage gives DOT’s access to more roadway imagery, allowing decision-makers to monitor areas of interest.

Recent snapshot of hotspot cameras more than double the number of road-facing cameras available to operators in Chicago

Recent snapshot of hotspot cameras (highlighted) more than double the number of road-facing cameras available to operators in Chicago

Gain insights into road conditions, and infrastructure

Vizzion’s on-vehicle images allow for detailed and real-time street-level reporting. The images collected are a rich information source that can allow transportation agencies to visually confirm road surface conditions, traffic flow, signage, and street parking. The data from hotspot images gives agencies the ability to determine sections of roadway where road repairs may be required, impact attenuators need to be replaced, new lines need to be painted, or where additional signage and parking should be added, to assist traffic flow and ensure commuter safety. Hotspots also allow DOT’s to see in underpasses and along detours that wouldn’t normally require a camera but have heavier traffic flow due to traffic rerouting. Vizzion’s hotspot data is stored for a year, allowing agencies insights into changes in roadway and rates of deterioration to help identify where updates are needed most.

Hotspot images of construction sites

Hotspot images of construction sites

Save on camera installation and maintenance costs

Vizzion’s network of fixed hotspot locations can save transportation agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars on expensive traffic camera costs. The lifetime cost to purchase, install, connect, and maintain roadside traffic cameras can exceed $60,000 per camera. Vizzion’s network of hotspots can complement and support current DOT traffic camera coverage at a fraction of the price. Live imagery captured at these locations eliminates the need for DOTs to send out their own crews to gather information on the road conditions, which frees up resources to respond to the issue.

On-vehicle image shows insights at a street-level

On-vehicle image shows insights at a street-level

Vizzion’s Commitment to Quality

Vizzion’s quality procedures ensures that DOT’s can have confidence that all on-vehicle imagery returned will be useful. All new camera installations are manually reviewed and placed on a whitelist, to ensure only the best viewpoint and imagery is shown to end users. While internal systems and algorithms are also used to filter out non-useful and poor-quality images, giving DOT’s confidence that Vizzion’s images are a reliable source of information.

About Vizzion

Vizzion is the leading provider of road imagery for traffic, weather, road condition, and safety operations and applications. Through partnerships with over 200 different transport agencies and on-vehicle camera providers,Vizzion offers live feeds from over 130,000 cameras in more than 40 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, and key markets in South America and Africa. Both on-vehicle and roadside traffic camera services are available through Vizzion’s flexible Web Service and turnkey Video Wall application. Vizzion’s content is trusted by major apps, map providers, broadcasters, fleets, and automotive organizations. Contact busdev@vizzion.com for more information.

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